68 Houses for rent in Tacoma, WA

Last updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
5310 25th St NE
Northeast Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,700
4102 176th St E
Frederickson
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1246 S Stevens Street
Central Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
1501 Tacoma Ave South Unit 603
New Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1515 Dock St, Unit 505
New Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,795
2906 N 20th Street
North End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 21 at 11:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1515 Dock St 807
New Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 19 at 11:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
4508 S "D" St
South End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 19 at 11:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
5221 35th St E
Fife
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 18 at 10:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
7422 A Street
South End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 17 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
3908 South 17th
Central Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 16 at 11:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1120 N Junett St
North End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 12 at 10:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
2809 176th St E
Spanaway
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 10 at 2:15pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
4834 S K St
South End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 8 at 9:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
1807 South L Street Unit B
New Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 8 at 4:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
4307 S Cedar
South Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 8 at 4:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
509 118th St S - Whole House
Parkland
Tacoma, WA
Updated April 28 at 4:10am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,200
1111 97th St E
Midland
Tacoma, WA
Updated April 3 at 10:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,514
34737 26th Pl SW
Federal Way
Federal Way, WA
Updated May 22 at 12:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
33508 42nd Ave SW
Federal Way
Federal Way, WA
Updated May 19 at 11:11am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
6612 4th St E
Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 17 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
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1502 North Oakes St #B
North End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 5 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
2350 Court G
Central Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated April 26 at 10:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
133 Wild Rose St
Fircrest
Fircrest, WA
Updated May 18 at 10:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
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May 2018 Tacoma Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Tacoma Rent Report. Tacoma rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tacoma rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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May 2018 Tacoma Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Tacoma Rent Report. Tacoma rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tacoma rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Tacoma rents held steady over the past month

Tacoma rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up significantly by 4.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Tacoma stand at $1,240 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,540 for a two-bedroom. Tacoma's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Tacoma, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Federal Way has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,720, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
  • Over the past month, Seattle proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,650, while one-bedrooms go for $1,320.
  • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,400; rents were up 4.8% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,300; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 0.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Tacoma

As rents have increased moderately in Tacoma, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Tacoma is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in Vancouver and 2.6% in Spokane.
  • Tacoma's median two-bedroom rent of $1,540 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 4.0% rise in Tacoma.
  • While Tacoma's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Tacoma than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Tacoma is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Seattle $1,320 $1,650 -0.2% 0.2%
Tacoma $1,240 $1,540 0.1% 4.0%
Bellevue $1,850 $2,300 0.5% 0.7%
Everett $1,310 $1,630 0.6% 2.4%
Kent $1,430 $1,780 0.6% 4.3%
Renton $1,630 $2,030 0.7% 2.3%
Federal Way $1,380 $1,720 0.6% 6.8%
Auburn $1,320 $1,640 0.0% 3.0%
Marysville $1,370 $1,700 -0.0% 1.7%
Lakewood $1,130 $1,400 0.4% 4.8%
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